Large increase in cardiac output in a patient with ARDS and acute right heart failure during inhalation of nitric oxide.

@article{Benzing1997LargeII,
  title={Large increase in cardiac output in a patient with ARDS and acute right heart failure during inhalation of nitric oxide.},
  author={Albert Benzing and G. P. M. F. Mols and Uwe Beyer and Klaus Geiger},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1997},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={643-6}
}
BACKGROUND Inhaled nitric oxide (NO), a selective pulmonary vasodilator, reduces pulmonary artery pressure in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In spite of the reduction of right ventricular afterload, the effect of NO on cardiac output remains unclear. METHODS A patient with ARDS and echocardiographically determined severe acute right heart failure was treated with increasing concentrations of inhaled nitric oxide (NO). Haemodynamic and gas exchange variables were… CONTINUE READING